Neighbors Give Beloved Longtime Mailman A Final Day Of Work He’ll Never Forget
Mailman Floyd Martin’s service and retirement is getting worldwide attention.
The neighbors of Marietta, GA want to make sure their longtime mailman, Floyd Martin, gets the message.
They love him and they sure appreciate his more than 35 years of service.
The AJC reports on Mr. Martin’s last day, neighbors decorated their mailboxes, came out with gifts, and threw a huge party, all in honor or “Mr. Floyd.”
Reporter’s tweet thread goes viral
Reporter Jennifer Brett followed along on Martin’s last delivery route, tweeting along the way.
It’s that tweeting thread that has lit up smiles around the world and has gone viral.
You can follow the thread here, which I highly recommend. You’ll get the feeling of traveling along on Martin’s last incredible day on the job.
THREAD: Floyd Martin retires after nearly 35 years as a mailman tomorrow. I went with him on his route today. pic.twitter.com/qZhUVY7Sz8— Jennifer Brett (@Jennifer__Brett) May 22, 2019
Neighbors delivered surprises
You’ll see some of the clever ways neighbors decorated their mailboxes to surprise their favorite mailman.
Update! People on Floyd’s route decorated their mailboxes to surprise him on his last day pic.twitter.com/7vo8Gepv2s— Jennifer Brett (@Jennifer__Brett) May 24, 2019
How Floyd Martin touched their lives
Neighbors shared stories of what this one man has meant to them and their families.
This is my favorite.
Doreen Hipps, 87, has been on his route since the beginning. Her granddaughter Amanda Seals spoke on her behalf tonight. “Dementia has set in, and she doesn’t see well anymore, but she still knows Floyd.” pic.twitter.com/h5z5ij92hw— Jennifer Brett (@Jennifer__Brett) May 24, 2019
Too many hugs to count
And how about the party? Brett reports people stood in line for hours just for a chance to get to thank Martin.
People stood in line all night for hugs and photos. Floyd’s known these guys since they were babies. “Now you guys are as tall as I am!” pic.twitter.com/yb6UwiyJtz— Jennifer Brett (@Jennifer__Brett) May 24, 2019
Follow along and you can see why so many people are taken with Floyd Martin, his service and the kindness neighbors showed him.
Celebrities have even been retweeting Martin’s last day.
Delta Airlines heard his dream is to get to go to Hawaii, so they’re gifting Martin with two tickets.
The neighbors set up a GoFundMe account to cover other expenses and help Martin in his retirement.
What do you think of Floyd Martin’s 35+ years of service to this one community and what neighbors did to honor him? Please leave your thoughts in the Comments section below.
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